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The Secretary of State

Antony J. Blinken was sworn in as the 71st U.S. Secretary of State on January 26, 2021.

The Secretary of State, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, is the President's chief foreign affairs adviser. The Secretary carries out the President's foreign policies through the State Department, which includes the Foreign Service, Civil Service, and U.S. Agency for International Development.

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